By the Caribbean Journal staff
The highly-anticipated Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua has named renowned designer Piet Boon to lead the interior design and other concepts for the project.
Regional player OBMI is handling the architecture for the project.
Studio Piet Boon will “introduce a new understated contemporary design by layering the sensibilities of traditional Caribbean architecture with a modern and distinctly environmental aesthetic,” according to a statement from the project.
Studio Piet Boon, which has designed projects around the world, is best known in the Caribbean for its Piet Boon Bonaire villa resort in the Dutch Caribbean.
“Studio Piet Boon brings tremendous value to this endeavor by capitalizing on their international sensibility and innate understanding of the Caribbean landscape to reimagine the interior spaces of Rosewood Half Moon Bay and the Rosewood Residences in a way that has never existed before in the Caribbean,” said William Anderson, CEO of Half Moon Bay Antigua. “Conceived and orchestrated by a masterful team of designers and rooted in Caribbean history, Half Moon Bay Antigua will redefine the Caribbean paradigm by introducing a new level of ultra-luxury that will resonate with our discerning international clientele. Through our collaboration with Studio Piet Boon and OBMI, we will bring to life what we believe to be the first resort of its caliber in decades.”
The resort, which is slated to open in 2021, will feature 47 pavilion-style suites, along with a collection of Rosewood-branded residences.
Amenities will range from private infinity pools to open-air baths and shower gardens.
“Half Moon Bay presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create something enduring, and I am honored to help shape the future of this magnificent place,” Piet Boon said in a statement. “It is an inspiring landscape that truly embodies all that is beautiful in the West Indies, from the crescent-shaped white sand beach and lush tropical plant life to the rocky bluffs and panoramic views. All of these natural elements allow us to provide experiences at Half Moon Bay Antigua that capture the island’s redefined effortless luxury as well as evoke a sense of timeless elegance.”